ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 06: Francisco Liriano #47 of the Minnesota Twins leaves the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on July 6, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves all "have some interest" in Minnesota Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com:
Twins lefthander Francisco Liriano is drawing decent attention on the trade market now. A 15-strikeout game has a tendency to do that.
The Angels, Red Sox, Yankees, Mets, Blue Jays and Braves are believed among teams to have some interest in Liriano, who could start or relieve.
Heyman says Liriano’s recent 15-strikeout performance against the Oakland Athletics caught the attention of potential buyers.
Teams seem to have interest in Liriano as a starter or a reliever, according to Heyman. The Twins used the 28-year-old as a reliever for a stretch this season following his tough start, in which he posted an ERA of 9.45 through May 7.
While he has picked up his performance of late, 2.84 ERA since rejoining Twins’ rotation, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has reported that teams are "wary" of Liriano. Rosenthal wrote a little over a week ago that it remained "doubtful" that any team would "part with significant prospects", especially since there is no draft-pick compensation for Liriano, who’s set to reach free agency following the season.
What type of package should Liriano bring the Twins in a trade?